Dance

Dance

A Poem by Neville Pettitt

Dance

 

Dance not upon

Swollen dew soaked

Meadows

But on the banks of mill pools

Deep dark and still

 

Where I shall have

My way between these

Shadows

Keen and calling

Deep dark and still

 

Somewhere gasping

Laughing loving mid

Quiet forest

Cool calm and becoming

Deep dark and still

 

Then to dance a dance

Of freedom sighing

N’er to come

This way again

Dark deep and still

 

© 2019 Neville Pettitt


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Dancing deep and dark by a mill pond... never to come this way again...
The shadow in the pond... a friend who will respond... as Nightingales
sing and dream... truly a reflection of a melancholy moon. Pat

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

6 Days Ago

Bless ya our Pat.... twas that nocte for sure.... N :)
There is sadness in the tone of your lines, but dancing brings freedom and liberty. The sadder I am, the more I dance, and if you can't dance physically, then dance mentally. Beautiful poetry with dark and stark imagery.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

I am a terrible dancer, and move like Bambi did on ice... thank you for checking in Chris, tis appre.. read more
this one feels so enchanting, i love it.
hints of romance, i can easily imagine fairy lovers playing coy as they flirt through a dance

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

what a delightful thought Ana.. thank you.
Neville
This is one of my very favorites of yours to date. The repetition lands a solid cadence and lends to the tone nicely. Creates a ballet like resonance mixed with nature and reflection. Amazing all the way around. Great work!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

thank you Crowley, you are most kind and ever so much appreciated.. All Good Things to ya... Neville
I must admit I don’t dance often or well, but when I do I feel a sense of freedom and good spirit. Maybe I should dance more often, especially in the dark moments. Thanks for sharing this poem.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

you and me both.... many thanks indeed for checking in, Neville
We need to dance when we get the chance as if nobody is watching...and if they are dance anyway- two becoming one in an enchanting melody- take a chance on a dance...🌹

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

how very true.... that's the way I always dance, not very good but always willing to try... thank yo.. read more
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

1 Week Ago

Pleasure always🌹
Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

..... thank you
i like the repetition of that line...but the darkness here creates Poe-type shadows for the reader.
almost as if the darkness is friend...
like this one a lot.
j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

Poe type shadows is fine by me... many thanks jacob, much appreciated sir..... Neville
My favorite kind of dancing, your words make my heart dance! Love this & I'm ready to stomp down some meadow grass *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

what a lovely thing too say... my heart just did a little jig too... NUG ya Margie.... N :)
Indeed...to love and let go is an art. To dance there briefly, never to return again and to be free, that’s truly wisdom. Perhaps we hold on too tight and too long? This is real food for thought N.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

Thank you DIVYA.. I think maybe you have read me well.. too long and too tight can be stifling in th.. read more
DIVYA

1 Week Ago

You’re welcome N :)
Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

............ N is :)
Amazing use of words my friend. I had to read many times. Gave me some wild vision of dancing in some strange places. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

sorry for the delay in getting back to ya and saying a big thank you Coyote.. I have been travelling.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

Have fun traveling and you are welcome my friend.
Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

sure gonna try.. the red wine helps.... N

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